From its debut in 2006 to today, the Gears of War franchise has reached and exceeded 40 million copies sold on Xbox and PC.
The Gears of War series since its debut in 2006 on Xbox 360 to date has sold over 40 million copies on Xbox and PC consoles , confirming the great success of Microsoft’s IP.
The data was unveiled by Netflix, in conjunction with the announcement of a live action film from Gears of War, which will be followed later by an animated series . The details on characters, plot and more are still shrouded in mystery, but this is undoubtedly news that will make fans of Marcus Fenix and his companions happy.
From the same press release we also learn, as mentioned at the beginning, that the Gears of War franchise to date boasts over 40 million copies sold.
“With over 40 million copies sold, Gears of War is one of gaming’s richest and most acclaimed sagas,” reads the release, subsequently summarizing the opening of the series. “A society divided and on the brink of collapse faces total extinction by the Locust, a monstrous threat from below. Delta Squad, a ragtag fireteam led by disgraced sergeant Marcus Fenix, is now charged with leading humanity’s last stand. The series has been critically acclaimed for redefining the tactical third-person and co-operative shooter genre and has one of gaming’s most passionate fanbases.”
This is an interesting detail, especially considering that Microsoft is usually reluctant to provide accurate sales numbers. For example, the previous official data dates back to November 2012, when Gears of War had exceeded 19 million copies sold in the world just over a year after the launch of the third chapter.
To date, the Gears of War series has 5 main games (6, if we count the prequel Judgment) and the spin-offs Gears Pop! for mobile and Gears Tactics , a strategy game developed by Splash Damage. The latest installment of the saga, Gears 5 was released in September 2019 for Xbox and PC.
While there hasn’t been an official announcement yet, it is highly likely that The Coalition is currently developing Gears 6 , as also suggested by job announcements posted by the studio last July.